Posts Tagged ‘STEM education’



Indigenous People Day: Irrigation Methods of Tenochtitlan

Even today, 2,000 years after the heyday of the Roman civilization, tourists flock to Italy to see the iconic Roman Coliseum, the dignified Roman Forum, and the beautiful ruins of the city of Pompeii.  Although the average ancient Roman citizen enjoyed these treasures as well, the true pride of the city of Rome was its […]

Are You a Coffee Head?

It’s been said that Coffee is “the plant that domesticated humans.”  Although its exact origins are lost to history, we can be sure that coffee has had a meteoric rise in popularity around the world in the past 500 years.  In fact, coffee is second only to water as the world’s most consumed beverage!  Have […]

Native Communication

If a time machine dropped you into the Americas in 1491, what would you find? A vast, empty continent roamed by small bands of people, fighting to survive? No way!  Both North and South America before the arrival of Columbus played host to very large urban civilizations, powerful militaries, huge agricultural economies, and an impressive […]

Nature’s Density

What is Density? Density is how much ‘stuff’ is packed into a particular area. For example, if we have 13 balls in a box and we have the same box with 27 identical balls inside it. We say the box with 27 balls has higher density than the box with 13 balls. Density is a […]

Bang in a Bag

A chemical reaction is a process in which one or more chemicals (or things) combine to make something new. The ‘things’ or chemicals that we started with are called Reactants and the new ‘thing’ that is made are called Products. It is called a chemical reaction since: It is accompanied by a rearrangement of the […]

Bag Stab & Polymerization

A plastic bag is made of polymers, long chains of individual molecules called monomers. When a sharp pencil pierces the bag the polymer chains separate without breaking. The chains of molecules then squeeze tightly around the pencil creating a seal that prevents it from leaking. Polymers find use in our everyday life, from water bottles and Tupperware to tires for automobiles. The word […]

MEDIEVAL ENGINEERS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CATAPULT

A catapult is a lever, a stick or beam, propped up by a fulcrum, the pivot point. The catapult magnifies your force to throw an object. So, you do not need as big of a force to propel a large object, but the larger the force, the farther it goes. In ancient times, catapults were […]

Sizzlin’ Science Summer Camps

Many of the schools and organizations who choose to book summer programs with us, continue to book year after year. This may be a result of the benefits that teachers and parents see when their students are involved in summer learning programs. Studies suggest that students lose roughly a month of learning during the summer. […]

Summer Learning Loss

Summer is fast approaching, and our eye is on the important topics. What is the true cost of all the time spent away from the classroom? How can we continue to stimulate and inspire bright young minds, in a way that feels fun and exciting to both kids and parents? Research shows that students that […]

25 Years of Prioritizing Education

The focus on education is ever increasing. In our technological, fast paced world, the focus on providing a well-rounded, ample education is critical. To develop into intelligent, innovated adults, the foundation of education must be engaging and copious. Lifelong success begins early. Studies have shown that children who enter the K-12 system unprepared rarely catch […]